Chengdu

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Community in Chengdu

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"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."
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Discover Chengdu's Friendly Expat Community!

你好! Welcome to the friendly expat community in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southern China. Use InterNations to connect with other expats from around the world and get the answers to crucial questions on topics such as housing or the job market. Communicate with expats on our trusted platform and ask their advice to make your transition into life in China smooth. Attend our events across Chengdu to build your network in China, whether it’s a dinner party with new friends or a trek through the nearby national parks. Meet new people and find new friends in Chengdu with InterNations — the world’s trusted expat network.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Tokyo or Hanoi.

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Chengdu

Join Our Exciting Events in Chengdu

Attend our monthly events and activities for Chengdu expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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More Information on Chengdu for Expats

Chengdu is one of the biggest cities in western China and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Its tropical climate might be a little tricky for some expats to get used to at first, but it is also the reason for Chengdu’s incredible natural beauty. Rivers valleys and forests surround the city and make for excellent trips when you want to escape the city for a while. Chengdu’s astronomical rise has attracted several multinational companies to relocate there, meaning the city has a healthy amount of job opportunities for expats. Mandarin is spoken by most people in Sichuan (as well as the local Sichuanese dialect). Although expats usually find learning Mandarin tricky, it is certainly not impossible, and you’ll be picking it up in no time. In general, Chengdu is an excellent destination for expats in China.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Bangkok or Manila, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect With Other Expats in Chengdu

Communicate with other expats safely on our network of trust. Our members are verified so that you can rest in the knowledge that you are interacting in a friendly but safe environment. Use our forums to get the answers you need to thrive in Chengdu — whether you need to know the best spots for a coffee or how to extend a visa, the reserve of knowledge available to you is huge. As well as connecting with fascinating and interesting people online, you can them meet them offline at one of our many events across the city. The welcoming atmosphere harbored by our Ambassadors and Consuls is a key part of the InterNations experience, ensuring that you feel at home in Chengdu from day one.